miss Julie / Black Comedy (2014)
Shaun Evans appeared in the 2014 new production of the acclaimed Miss Julie/Black Comedy double bill at the Chichester Festival Theatre. This revival of Strindberg's tragedy Miss Julie coupled with Peter Shaffer's farce Black Comedy ran at the Minerva Theatre, between 4 July and 9 August 2014. Shaun played the roles of the valet Jean and of Harold Gorringe respectively.
Miss Julie: In Rebecca Lenkiewicz's new adaptation of Strindberg's text, the play is transported to Yorkshire. Following a Midsummer Night's Eve ball. Miss Julie and her father's handsome valet Jean play provocative and dangerous status games in this masterful exploration of sex, class and power.
Black Comedy: A young sculptor wants to sell art to the richest man in the world, enlisting the help of his girlfriend they wait in a flat full of stolen furniture. One act farce in which when the lights are on on stage they are off in real life and vice versa.
The Telegraph, Miss Julie / Black Comedy, Minerva Theatre Chichester, review: 'inspired', 11 July 2014
Evans powerfully captures a man who yearns to throw off his subservience but only intermittently finds the courage to do so.
The Guardian, Miss Julie/Black Comedy review – sprightly Strindberg, sublime Shaffer, 11 July 2014
What's On Stage, Miss Julie/Black Comedy (Chichester Festival Theatre), 11 July 2014
(...)the cast don't resort to caricatures, particularly Shaun Evans' 'artistic' neighbour, who could have ended up sounding like Julian or Sandy from Round the Horne.
Stage Review, Miss Julie / Black Comedy Review, 11 July 2014